May 27, 2020
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Caribou had snow on the ground for 163 consecutive days

Chris Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News
Chris Bouchard | Aroostook Republican & News
Snow falls over Herschel Street in Caribou in early January. The National Weather Service on Tuesday said that the city had 163 consecutive days with at least one inch of snow on the ground, a new record.

It’s another overcast day in Maine, but there’s reason for cheer in Caribou.

The National Weather Service reports that the city is mostly snow-free after setting a record for longest stretch with at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Officially, there was at least 1 inch of snow for 163 days, from Nov. 10 through April 21. Meteorologist Mal Walker said that shattered the old record of 155 days in the winter of 2002-2003.

Walker said it’s been a “long, hard winter” and that people are ready for spring after getting pounded with 164.7 inches of snowfall. But he said there’s still the potential for more snow. In Maine’s Aroostook County, it’s not unusual to see snow in May.


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